Kuressaare City Theatre, VAT Theatre, EAMT
Director Aare Toikka
On stage Karmo Nigula, Jürgen Gansen, Ott Raidmets, Saara Nüganen, Lauli Otsar, Risto Vaidla, Markus Habakukk, Christopher Rajaveer, Ester Kuntu, Karl Laumets, Liisa Saaremäel
Assorted mirages of happiness.
The story told by the novel writer Gailit is fairly simple. A young man from a coastal village goes to explore the wide world to find happiness, he cannot find it, loses hope, arrives back home and lo and behold – finds the happiness at home. A fairy-tale-like road movie storyline is surprisingly relevant on the background of contemporary emigration issues. Gailit’s novel was released during a tumultuous time and today, the situation is bleak again. Our “Ekke Moor” in 2015 is a mobile, active and at times dance-infused game with clichés of the life of Estonians and their dreams/fears. We experiment with the patters of Estonian national dances, mix music and sounds of nature, play around with the opportunities of stage design, costumes and lighting. The theatre students make Ekke a central character and observe how the protagonist fails to break away from his real emotions. The main topic of the performance can be found in the question which Gailit himself has asked, “You can exchange a mask but how do you exchange a soul?”
The Bachelor’s performance by the 27th class of the Drama School of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is created in cooperation with Kuressaare City Theatre and VAT Theatre.